We went to Clingman's Dome to watch sunset for the first time. You have to hike to get there, its a steep and tough hike up but only about 1/2 mile so with frequent stops it can be done. We are both in decent shape but had to stop several times just to catch our breathe. There are number of benches , rocks, along the trail for you to rest so it's not that bad. The hike down is a breeze!
Once you get to the top the hike is well worth it. We saw a layer of cloud in front of us, somewhat like cotton candy, with mountain peaks peeking out above the layer. Felt like at the top of the world.
|Who doesn't enjoy Smokies sunset? The sight is even more
rewarding when you hike to a destination with a spectacular view.|
|Clingman's Dome look out tower located at the top of a mountain in the Smoky Mountain National Park.|
|The highest point along the Appalachian trail and the highest peak in TN at 6,643 feet above sea level.|
|The 360 degree view is breathtaking.|
|The view is amazing our experience is very memorable.|